中国私语 CHINESE WHISPERS – Recent Art from the Sigg Collection

CHINESE WHISPERS - Recent Art from the Sigg CollectionImages courtesy of Ai Weiwei, Photo: Bruno Bühlmann, Foto Jung, Sursee/Switzerland

中国私语 CHINESE WHISPERS – Recent Art from the Sigg Collection
January 30 – May 26, 2019
MAK EXHIBITION HALL – Vienna

An exhibition by the MAK, Vienna in dialogue with the collector Uli Sigg and in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee. With CHINESE WHISPERS: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection a comprehensive exhibition on Chinese contemporary art is coming to Vienna. Uli Sigg has been following the development of contemporary art in China since the late 1970s. In the mid-1990s, he started putting together the world’s most significant and representative collection of Chinese art.

           

CHINESE WHISPERS - Recent Art from the Sigg CollectionImages courtesy of MAK/Georg Mayer

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A business journalist, entrepreneur, and Swiss ambassador to China, North Korea, and Mongolia (1995-1998), he had the chance to take a look behind the scenes of the social and economic developments dedicated to both tradition and the future, as China’s vision of a new Silk Road shows. Cultural and sociopolitical values form the frame of reference of the MAK exhibition. The museum creates a discursive platform by contrasting works from the Sigg Collection with objects from the MAK Collection.

                                   

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This interplay highlights China’s contemporary art production as well as its aesthetic or iconographic references. The historical object becomes a vision machine for the contemporary.

Curator: Bärbel Vischer, Curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection.

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CHINESE WHISPERS - Recent Art from the Sigg Collection
Images courtesy of MAK/Georg Mayer

CHINESE WHISPERS - Recent Art from the Sigg Collection
Images courtesy of MAK/Georg Mayer

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